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Shima Seiki and Stoll

Just wondered if there were any knitting machine engineers or knitting programmers on this subreddit who had any experience of knitwear manufacturing using modern computerised flatbed knitting machines.

I want to start manufacturing knitwear so I'm seriously considering investing in a machine from either Stoll or Shima Seiki (specifically the knit and wear and wholegarment ranges).

My knowledge is limited to what little I can find online about each company's machines, their sales materials and some quick demos.

If anyone had any practical experience working with either company it would be really helpful.

Specifically, I'd be really grateful to know any thoughts on things like each company's:

  • prices
  • machine capabilities/limitations
  • machine reliability
  • learning curve
  • which company has better design software
  • training
  • after sale support etc

Any advice for someone just starting out in this would be really appreciated!

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2024/05/13
19:41 UTC

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Any Stellaris knits out there

Hi!
I'm an avid knitter who also have been hooked on the Paradox game Stellaris.

I've been toying around with some Hive Mind patterns, and are working towards maybe making a hat, mittens or maybe a Fair Isle sweater with symbols from the game.

Are there any other Stellaris players here that have any projects or suggestions that they would like to share for inspiration?

I do tend to favour the Hive Mind / Machine build (:

Any input would be appreciated!

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2023/12/13
08:27 UTC

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I designed a tank top inspired by the Hubble Deep Field photos

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2023/12/07
17:33 UTC

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I released a new Tolkien inspired shawl pattern, King Under the Mountain

The King Under the Mountain shawl is an overall cabled, oversized, asymmetrical triangle shawl that decreases down one side. This shawl was inspired by the armor of Thorin Oakenshield, the King Under the Mountain.

2 Comments
2023/09/16
14:27 UTC

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Front half of 20” pillow.

Overlay mosaic crochet technique

3 Comments
2023/09/03
15:24 UTC

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I just released the Stormfather Raglan pattern inspired by Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archive series

5 Comments
2023/09/01
19:24 UTC

15

Which one comes to your mind first?

3 Comments
2023/08/21
21:56 UTC

16

Finished 😋 Hand knitted

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2023/08/06
17:41 UTC

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Knitted dress for baby 👧

2 Comments
2023/08/05
17:12 UTC

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Hat and scarf for baby girl

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2023/08/04
01:45 UTC

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Made a technoblade hat bc I was feeling say last month

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2023/07/02
20:29 UTC

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Buyer Beware of Three Irish Girls Yarn

I ordered yarn in Dec of 22 have not received a thing, all emails in-line have been ignored, no customer service number available to call.

Do NOT purchase from them!

12 Comments
2023/05/16
11:32 UTC

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I want to thank a friend for supporting me through a hard time.

My friend gave me so much of his time and helped me to feel better.

Since I'm really broke I can't buy anything but I have plenty of colourful yarn to crochet something cute for him.

He really likes HOTS (Heroes of the storm) and WoW characters. Does anyone know any free patterns related to those topics so that I can surprise him with a cute thank you gift?

THANKS SO MUCH in advance <3

4 Comments
2023/05/02
01:55 UTC

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Little misfortune...my interpretation, at least!

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2023/03/12
13:05 UTC

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Nerdy baby gifts

Hello! I'm pretty new to knitting but my friend just had a baby and I'd really like to make him a gift. Do you guys have any good patterns (especially star trek, star wars and doctor who) for baby gifts, preferably relatively easy since I'm still learning lol. Thanks!

2 Comments
2023/02/11
19:06 UTC

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Ironman beanie

1 Comment
2023/01/20
12:15 UTC

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